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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
 
Yosemite
By Daniel S. Richardson
 
IN this deep cleft, so set apart—
So close to Nature’s throbbing heart—
    I stand in fear,
    For God is near.
 
With wondering eyes, from dizzy trails,        5
I look on floods and granite vales,
    And in them see
    Divinity.
 
From towering cliffs and ice-hewn crown
The arrow-feathered pines look down        10
    Where God alone
    Has set His throne.
 
Be still my soul; the Presence greet.
Unclasp the sandals from thy feet,
    For all around—        15
    ’Tis holy ground.
 
 
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